§ Mr. Peter Walker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report the number of (a) persons and (b) families made homeless during each year since 1970; and if he will further classify this information as between London and the rest of England and Wales.
§ Mr. Armstrong
The number of persons and families in temporary accommodation provided by social services authorities under Section 21(1)(b) of the National Assistance Act 1948 on 30th June in the years 1970 to 1974 was as follows:
§ Mr. Marks
Recruitment of driving examiners is determined by the trend in demand for driving tests throughout Great Britain as a whole. Examiners are moved around within traffic areas and detached from one area to another to cope with local variations in demand. The total number of examiners currently in post is thought sufficient to meet the foreseeable work load and no recruitment is taking place.781W
§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many driving examiners there are in each administrative area; and what is the average number of tests per week.
§ Mr. Marks
The information is as follows:
Traffic Area Number of Examiners permanently stationed at end of May Average number of tests per week conducted in 4 week period ended 21st May Northern 64 2,295 Yorkshire 104 3,620 North-Western 170 5,303 West Midland 125 4,053 East Midland 102 3,558 Eastern 68 2,058 South Wales 46 1,437 Western 93 2,936 South-Eastern 114 3,735 Scottish (North) 30 796 Scottish (South) 67 1,990 Metropolitan 298 9,233